Finalists have been announced for the 2019 ResourceSmart School of the Year Awards with Warrnambool East Primary School in the running.
Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said it’s great to see Warrnambool East Primary School being recognised for its work to reduce its environmental footprint and sharing these learnings beyond the gate.
The ResourceSmart Schools Awards are Victoria’s largest sustainability awards program and are open to all Victorian government, independent and Catholic schools.
The Awards recognise schools across the state who are leading the way in minimising waste, saving energy and water, increasing biodiversity and tackling climate change.
“I’m very proud to congratulate the students, teachers and parents of Warrnambool East Primary School,” Ms Tierney said.
“The 2019 ResourceSmart Schools Awards theme is ‘contributing to a better place’ and the school is certainly doing their bit.”
The 2019 Award categories are:
- ResourceSmart School of the Year
- Teacher of the Year (Primary/ Secondary)
- Community Leadership School of the Year (Primary/ Secondary)
- Student Action Team of the Year (Primary/ Secondary)
- Curriculum Leadership School of the Year (Primary/ Secondary)
- Campus Infrastructure School of the Year
Warrnambool East Primary School are finalists in the Community Leadership School of the Year category.
Winners for the categories will be announced at the awards ceremony on 13 June at the MCG in Melbourne.
ResourceSmart Schools is a free program offered by Sustainability Victoria that has engaged more than 1,300 schools across the state to collectively save over $24 million dollars and avoid creating more than 60,000 tonnes of greenhouse gases.
Visit www.sustainability.vic.gov.au/schoolsawards for information on the finalists.